har-mo-ny, it’s easy as C-E-G

harmony

noun

  1. the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect.
  2. agreement or concord.

dissonance

noun

  1. lack of harmony among musical notes.
  2. a tension or clash resulting from the combination of two disharmonious or unsuitable elements.

I was sitting on the bus, heading home completely exhausted but pretty satisfied with the work I’d gotten done before a much-deserved break. Half asleep, I thought to myself, “I wrote four great papers this week; why not one more?” So here’s one for the music lovers. For the lovers, period. Let me break it down:

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a letter to myself

you

are resilience

in the face of adversity, you reflect brilliance

it bounces off the facets of a diamond formed by pressure

yes you, are a treasure

you

are innovation

like a stream, you squeeze through cracks and soar over waterfalls, you find your way and you flow

you flourish

you

are music

written by the Master Composer, you are composed of odes written to the heavens, notes that line up perfectly with the next person’s melody

you

are harmony

you are exquisite

from the grooves etched into your fingertips to the divot right above your lips, even the birthmark hidden near your hip

every last bit of you is intentional

you are a spectacle

a sight to be seen

a being to take in and appreciate

an opportunity to demonstrate the wonders of who you are

who I AM says you are

you are creation

you defy expectation, existing purely in spite and wholly by might

you are the present

you are present, in this moment

take it all in

it is a gift

a gift I call, “a letter to myself”

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